Analytics

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The need for organizations to operate smarter requires insights derived from analytics through process and technology. Analytics paired with data science advances the sophistication of the organization introducing techniques such as discovery, machine learning, predictive analytics and visualization. Accessibility is increasing through cloud computing, mobile technology and collaboration making the data easier to consume by different mediums and natural language presentation formats.

Ventana Research offers guidance on analytics to help organizations apply analytics technology to help derive its optimal value. Going beyond earlier methods of business intelligence, dashboards and reports is essential to ensure that everyone is able to not only access analytics, but act on them to optimize their business.

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By 2025, 9 in ten analytics processes will be enhanced by artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline operations and increase the value that can be derived from data.

David Menninger

David Menninger

SVP & Research Director

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Mobile Analytics & Business Intellegence 2019

Over the last 10 years the use of analytics to make decisions in business has been making its way to the forefront with organizations of all sizes gaining insights from analytics that were not available before. And with this changing landscape has

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Monetizing Data Through Customer Facing Analytics

David Menninger shares research details on how real-world organizations are using customer-facing analytics to monetize their data.

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Take the Lead: Activate Your Data Science Practice

This presentation by Ventana Research's David Menninger shares research details on the benefits of scalable, secure and deployment-ready platform approach to data science vs. one-off tool, proven architectures, capabilities and approaches that help k

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Embedded Analytics & Business Intelligence 2019

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry. This is important, as its processes and technology play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data

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Analytics & Business Intelligence 2019

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry. This is important, as its processes and technology play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data

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Collaborative Analytics & Business Intelligence 2019

This Ventana Research Value Index on Collaborative Analytics and Business Intelligence assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet what our benchmark research finds are buyers’ requirements for analytics and BI software. This Value Index evaluates the

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Moving from Analytics to Action Requires Planning

Analytics and BI software products still consist primarily of read-only reporting and dashboarding capabilities. Good decision making also requires planning capabilities which takes input from users and provides interactive recalculation.

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The 2020 Vision: The Next Decade for Enterprise Analytics

Achieving the business excellence your organization deserves requires assessing and improving analytics for everyone who relies on them. The imperative for analytics in 2020 and beyond is to assess if you have provided your organization intelligence

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The 2020 Vision: The Next Decade for Mobile Intelligence (MicroStrategy) eBook

Achieving the business excellence your organization deserves across business requires mobile technology that enables workers to be smarter and faster in everything they do at work. The imperative for mobility in 2020 and beyond is to assess if you ha

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Realizing the value of artificial intelligence

Organizations are embracing AI to grow revenue and reduce costs, but with skills still in short supply many struggle to operationalize their efforts. To achieve the benefits of AI, organizations must begin by identifying use cases relevant to their o

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Trends in Embedded Analytics

Embedding analytics in line-of-business applications can eliminate the need for complicated and time-consuming data preparation processes.  In our study, we found that 73% of organizations felt it was important to embed analytics within other system

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Creating a Data-Driven Culture

Organizations today have access to data about nearly everything related to their business. This includes customer preferences, operations on the production line, movement of goods through the supply chain, location of field service personnel and an e

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Infuse Analytics with AI and Machine Learning

Analytics is expanding beyond merely providing insights. For decades most analyses were largely limited to displaying information about what had happened in the past. These analyses provide significant benefits for organizations. There are some chall

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Moving Analytics to The Cloud

Dave Menninger of Ventana Research answers questions and shares research on the adoption of cloud-based analytics. He addresses the latest trends and best practices for helping organizations adopt cloud analytics including the role that AI and IoT pl

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Empowering Business Users with Self-Service Analytics

Human Resources and Finance are critical functions to business operations. The analytics associated with these areas will help improve business operations, but in many cases the analytics are so disconnected from the business applications that it is

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Empowering the Lines of Business with Packaged Analytics Applications

Packaged analytic applications help line-of-business personnel at all levels of the organization improve the effectiveness of their business operations by providing accessible KPIs, metrics and related analytics to enable better and faster decision-m

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How Changing Data Patterns Are Impacting Analytics

To take advantage of increasing data velocities, organizations must adopt architectures, tools and workflows that support automated and continuous analyses.

Analyst Perspective
Data Lakes Meet Data Warehouses

In this analyst perspective, Dave Menninger takes a look at data lakes. He explains the term “data lake,” describes common use cases and shares his views on some of the latest market trends.

Analyst Perspective
Analytics in 2020: Ventana Research Agenda

Ventana Research recently announced its 2020 research agenda for analytics, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from their technology investments and improve business outcomes.

Analyst Perspective
Uncovering Trends in Data Governance

Effectively managing data privacy and security is a high-stakes matter.

Analyst Perspective
You Can’t Plan on AI and ML

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are all the rage right now.

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Cloud-Based Architecture for Data and Analytics

Data and analytic workloads are moving to the cloud. Organizations need a flexible architecture to support hybrid, multi-cloud and on-premises deployments.

Analyst Perspective
Conversational Computing and More News from Oracle Analytics Summit 2019

The Oracle Analytics Summit 2019 was the inaugural user event for Oracle Analytics customers, and they also broadcast the video for thousands of others. You can watch the keynote at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY0IPNqzsy4.

Analyst Perspective
Historical Databases: Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Organizations’ use of data and information is evolving as the amount of data and the frequency with which that data is collected increase.

Analyst Perspective
Embedded Data and Information Builders Summit 2019

Summit 2019, Information Builders' annual user conference, drew about 1000 attendees this year, including customers, partners and prospects all working with Information Builders' technologies.

Analyst Perspective
The Internet of Things: Real-Time Data and Analytics Enable Business Innovation

The emerging internet of things (IoT) is an extension of digital connectivity to devices and sensors in homes, businesses, vehicles and potentially almost anywhere.

Analyst Perspective
Big Data for Business: A Requirement for Today’s Business Analytics

Organizations now must store, process and use data of significantly greater volume and variety than in the past.

Analyst Perspective
Rating the Vendors for Collaborative Analytics

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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IoT, Automation and Domopalooza 2019

Domopalooza 2019 marked the first annual user conference after Domo went public, but the energy, excitement and new feature announcements have not slowed.

Analyst Perspective
Use Collaboration to Maximize the Value of Your Analytics

About 10 years ago, social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn introduced a wave of collaborative analytics and BI capabilities.

Analyst Perspective
Qlik Sticks to Interactive Analytics and Discovery

I am happy to offer some insights on Qlik drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Microsoft Races to Catch Up in Analytics and BI Market

I am happy to offer some insights on Microsoft drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Looker Bets on LookML

I am happy to offer some insights on Looker drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Tableau Continues to Expand into Enterprise BI

I am happy to offer some insights on Tableau drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Takes Its Analytics to the Cloud

I am happy to offer some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Rating the Vendors for Embedded Analytics

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Salesforce Enlists Einstein to Bolster Its Analytics Muscle

I am happy to offer some insights on Salesforce.com drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Embedded Analytics Provide Meaningful Insights

Analytics and business intelligence (BI) play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data in both tactical and strategic ways to perform optimally.

Analyst Perspective
Evaluating Vendors’ Mobile Business Intelligence and Analytics

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Get Your Analytics and Business Intelligence Any Time

For analytics to be effective, they need to be available to line-of-business personnel as needed in their normal course of conducting business, which today means providing rich mobile access to analytics through phones and tablets to support a mobile

Analyst Perspective
SAS, A BI Value Index Leader in Adaptability

I am happy to offer some insights on SAS drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Enterprise BI from Yellowfin

I am happy to offer some insights on Yellowfin drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Domo Continues to Expand Cloud-Based BI and Analytics

I am happy to share some insight on Domo drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
HyperIntelligence™ & Microstrategy World 2019

MicroStrategy recently held their annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2019.

Analyst Perspective
SAP Consolidates Its Analytics Efforts in The Cloud

I am happy to offer some insights on SAP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
BOARD Combines Business Intelligence with Planning

I am happy to share some insight on BOARD drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Birst Thrives with Infor’s Support

I am happy to share some insights on Infor based on our latest market Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
IBM Brings Breadth and Depth to Analytics

I am happy to share some insights about IBM drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
MicroStrategy Battles for Top Spot in Analytics and BI

I am happy to offer some insights on MicroStrategy drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Information Builders Earns Top Analytics and BI Honors

I am happy to offer some insights on Information Builders drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
How Do Analytics and Business Intelligence Vendors Stack Up?

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Analytics and Business Intelligence for a Data-Driven World

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry.

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Eliminating Bottlenecks in Analytics

It’s time to rethink analytics processes to minimize or eliminate roadblocks so that organizations can use data to make decisions more easily and more quickly.

VentanaCast
Modern Analytics in the Digital Age

Modern analytics should be delivered in a way that improves the digital experience and minimizes line-of-business dependence on IT resources. Cloud-based applications enable line-of-business functions to access analytics almost immediately and to acc

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Delivering Value with Packaged Analytics

All organizations are becoming data driven today. The key question is how to use your data to improve your bottom line. Organizations need to look beyond the data from a single department and instead combine data from across the organization (and fro

Analyst Perspective
Evaluating Analytics and BI Software Vendors’ Capabilities

Ventana Research has been evaluating analytics and business intelligence (BI) software for a long time—almost 20 years. Our methodology for these assessments is referred to as a Value Index.

VentanaCast
The Analytics to AI Spectrum

Analytics and artificial intelligence (or AI) are different. Both are valuable and your organization should have a plan to provide both types of capabilities, but don’t expect that AI-based analyses will be a natural extension of your traditional ana

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Day by Day earns our 13th Digital Innovation Award for Analytics

Ventana Research has awarded Oracle Day by Day its 2020 Digital Innovation Award for Analytics. This award recognizes the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the application of analytics.

Analyst Perspective
Why Collaboration Matters in Analytic Processes

Every organization performing analytics with multiple employees needs to collaborate. They should be collaborating in the analytics process and in communicating the results of those analyses.

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Boosting Production Quality with Advanced Analytics

Manufacturers today recognize the relationship between production quality and the bottom line. Quality is integral to overall operational processes and yields. Increasing output without maintaining quality results in higher costs in the form of rewor

Analyst Perspective
How to Take Advantage of AI/ML Today

The industry is making huge strides with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). There is more data available to analyze. Analytics vendors have made it easier to build and deploy models, and AI/ML is being embedded into many types of

Analyst Perspective
The Ventana Research 2021 Market Agenda: How Digital Effectiveness Impacts Organizational Agility

Ventana Research has announced its market agenda for 2021, continuing the tradition of transparency in our efforts to educate and guide the technology market but also our independence as we do not share our market agenda or analyst perspectives with

Analyst Perspective
The 2021 Market Agenda for Analytics: Converting Data Into Insights

Ventana Research recently announced its 2021 market agenda for Analytics, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from technology investments to improve business outcomes.

Analyst Perspective
Microsoft Azure: Cloud Computing for Data and Analytics

Organizations are increasingly using data as a strategic asset, which makes data services critical. Huge volumes of data need to be stored, managed, discovered and analyzed.

Analyst Perspective
The Value Index for Analytics and Data Classifies and Rates Vendors

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The Ventana Research Value Index: Analytics and Data 2021 is the distillation of a year of market and p

Analyst Perspective
2021 Analytics and Data Value Index: Market Observations and Perspective

Having just completed the 2021 Ventana Research Value Index for Analytics and Data, I want to share some of my observations about how the market has advanced since our assessment two years ago.

Analyst Perspective
Process Mining: Improve Execution and Operations with Analytics

Process-mining software isn’t exactly new, but it’s also not widely known in the software technology market. The discipline has been around for at least a decade, but is generating more interest these days with both specialist vendors and major enter

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Analytics and Data 2021 Value Index

This report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that deliver analytics and BI as we define it: Amazon.com Inc., Board International, Domo, Infor, Information Builders Inc., IBM, Google LLC, Microsoft Corporation, MicroStrategy, Oracle

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Mobile Analytics and Data 2021 Value Index

This report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that deliver analytics and BI as we define it: Amazon.com Inc., Board International, Domo, Infor, Information Builders Inc., IBM, Google LLC, Microsoft Corporation, MicroStrategy, Oracle

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Embedded Analytics and Data 2021 Value Index

This report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that deliver embedded analytics and business intelligence as we define it: Amazon.com Inc., Board International, Domo, Google LLC, Infor, Information Builders Inc., IBM, Microsoft Corpor

White Paper
Supporting Line of Business with an Analytics Continuum

In practical reality, “analytics” comprises many types of analysis, including reporting, visualization, planning, real-time processes, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and natural language processing. The analytics continuum must

Analyst Perspective
IBM is Exemplary and Leader in Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about IBM drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
MicroStrategy Earns Value Index Rating of Exemplary in Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about MicroStrategy drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
TIBCO Information Builders is Named an Innovative Vendor in 2021 Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Qlik is Exemplary and Value Index Leader in Customer Experience for 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Qlik drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Optimize Analytical Processing

Apache Spark and massively parallel processing (MPP) analytical databases are designed for different things. The first generation of “big data” architectures relied upon the distributed Hadoop and MapReduce framework for analytical processing. This f

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Earns Innovative Vendor Rating in 2021 Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Oracle Analytics Cloud drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Domo Rated Exemplary and Collaborative Leader in 2021 Value Index on Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Domo drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Yellowfin is Innovative Leader in Mobile and Collaborative Analytics

We are happy to share some insights about Yellowfin drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Board International Gains Exemplary Vendor Ranking in Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Board International drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP Excels in Value Index for Analytics with its Customer Experience

We are happy to share some insights about SAP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

White Paper
Enhance Analytics Performance and Impact in the Cloud

Data is moving to the cloud. As cloud applications have been adopted, this has meant that many critical sources of data for analytics now or soon will live in the cloud. In fact, almost two-thirds (61%) of participants in our research reported that t

Analyst Perspective
SAS Rated with Assurance in Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about SAS drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Salesforce Tableau has Assurance in 2021 Value Index on Analytics

We are happy to share some insights about Tableau drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
2021 Value Index for Analytics Rates Microsoft with Assurance

We are happy to share some insights about Microsoft Power BI drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Infor Gets Assurance Rating for Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Infor Birst drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Sisense is Vendor of Merit for Analytics and Data Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Sisense drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
TIBCO Rated with Merit in 2021 Value Index in Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about TIBCO Spotfire drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ThoughtSpot Earns Merit Ranking in 2021 Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about ThoughtSpot drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Google is a Vendor of Merit in 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Google Looker drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Amazon is a Vendor of Merit in 2021 Value Index for Analytics and Data

We are happy to share some insights about Amazon QuickSight drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
The Value Index for Vendors Providing Analytics and Data on Mobile Devices

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Vendors Ranked and Rated for Embedded Analytics in Value Index

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The 2021 Ventana Research Value Index: Embedded Analytics and Data is the distillation of a year of mar

Analyst Perspective
The Market and Value Index for Collaborative Analytics and Data

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The 2021 Ventana Research Value Index: Collaborative Analytics and Data is the distillation of a year o

Analyst Perspective
Using Event Data in Manufacturing to Improve Business Processes

Event data can be used to enhance existing processes, but it can also be used to dramatically impact operations, revenue models and the bottom line for manufacturers. Our Benchmark Research shows 95% of manufacturers consider it important to speed th

Analyst Perspective
Sisense Earns Analytics Digital Innovation Award for 2021

The annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications, as well as technology that contributes significantly to the improved processes and performance of an organization. Our

Analyst Perspective
Informatica Earns Data Digital Innovation Award for 2021

The annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications, as well as technology that contributes significantly to the improved processes and performance of an organization.

Analyst Perspective
Key Requirements for Building Analytic Applications

The ultimate objective of analytics in organizations is to improve operations with better, fact based decision making. But doing so requires that decisions are made within the proper context so they are relevant and accurate. This context includes th

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Evaluate Analytics and Data Vendors for Successful Outcomes

Gain insights on the analytics market and an understanding on how to successfully evaluate existing and potential new vendors.

Analyst Perspective
Sisu Optimizes Analytics with Machine Learning for Actions & Decisions

Sisu Data is an analytics platform for structured data that uses machine learning and statistical analysis to automatically monitor changes in data sets and surface explanations.

Analyst Perspective
The Weak Link in Data Governance? Analytics

Data governance is a hot topic these days. In fact, we are conducting benchmark research on the subject here. With increasing regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), organizati

Analyst Perspective
Alteryx Tackles Analytics Ops

Alteryx is a data analytics software company that offers data preparation and analytics tools to simplify and automate data wrangling, data cleaning and modeling processes, enabling line-of-business personnel to quickly access, manipulate, analyze an

Analyst Perspective
Use External Data Platform to Improve Analytics

Access to external data can provide a competitive advantage. Our research shows that more than three-quarters (77%) of participants consider external data to be an important part of their machine learning (ML) efforts. The most important external dat

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Operationalize AI at Scale with MLOps

Organizations are proving that artificial intelligence (AI) is valuable. Our research shows that the most common benefits reported by participants include gaining competitive advantage and improving customer experiences. Participants also report bein

eBook
Five Key Requirements of an External Data Platform

External data can be valuable to many organizations. It can enrich the internal data that an organization collects and analyzes about its customers, prospects and partners. Planning and operations teams can benchmark an organization’s financial or op

White Paper
Decoupling the AI/MLPipeline for Scale

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are extremely valuable to organizations. Our research shows that AI/ML help organizations gain a competitive advantage and improve customer experiences, and have a direct impact on the bottom line,

Market Perspective
H2O.ai Enables Smarter Applications with Open-Source ML Platform

The artificial intelligence industry is unique in that it has evolved to the point of making dramatic impacts across other markets.

Analyst Perspective
Using Event Data in Financial Services to Improve Business Processes

Our research shows that nearly all financial service organizations (97%) consider it important to accelerate the flow of information and improve responsiveness.

Analyst Perspective
What Makes a Metric a KPI?

How does your organization define and display its metrics? I believe many organizations are not defining and displaying metrics in a way that benefits them most.

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Expanding Your Analytics Audience

In an ideal world, all employees serving across all job functions would be able to access and analyze all the information they need with ease. Unfortunately, today most analytics technologies still require specialized skills and expertise. As a busin

Analyst Perspective
Talend Data Fabric Simplifies Data Life Cycle Management

Talend is a data integration and management software company that offers applications for cloud computing, big data integration, application integration, data quality and master data management.

Analyst Perspective
Analytic Ops: The Last Mile of Data Ops

Organizations have become more agile and responsive, in part, as a result of being more agile with their information technology. Adopting a DevOps approach to application deployment has allowed organizations to deploy new and revised applications mor

Analyst Perspective
TIBCO Broadens Portfolio for Improved Analytics Efficiency

TIBCO is a large, independent cloud-computing and data analytics software company that offers integration, analytics, business intelligence and events processing software. It enables organizations to analyze streaming data in real time and provides t

Research Perspective
The Case for Buying vs. Building an Embedded Analytics Platform

For decades, analytics have been separated from the business processes they are intended to support, primarily because productivity tools and applications that help workers complete their tasks have required IT intervention.

Analyst Perspective
Data Platforms Landscape Divided Between Analytic and Operational

As I noted when joining Ventana Research, the range of options faced by organizations in relation to data processing and analytics can be bewildering. When it comes to data platforms, however, there is one fundamental consideration that comes before

Analyst Perspective
Hydroanalytic Data Platforms Power Data Lakes’ Strategic Value

Data lakes have enormous potential as a source of business intelligence. However, many early adopters of data lakes have found that simply storing large amounts of data in a data lake environment is not enough to generate business intelligence from t

Analyst Perspective
Couchbase Modernizing Relational Database Workloads

The term NoSQL has been a misnomer ever since it appeared in 2009 to describe a group of emerging databases. It was true that a lack of support for Structured Query Language (SQL) was common to the various databases referred to as NoSQL. However, it

Analyst Perspective
MongoDB Accelerates Data Platform Cloud Adoption with Atlas

The need for data-driven decision-making requires organizations to transform not only the approach to business intelligence and data science but also accelerate the development of new operational applications that support greater business agility, en

Market Perspective
WANdisco Enables Data Resilience for Cloud Computing

Industry challenges from demand, to supply chain latency, to fulfillment have created significant impediments for retailers, vendors, suppliers and customers across the globe, without a clear end in sight. Organizations that use digital technology to

Market Perspective
Emerson Earns Digital Leadership Award in Analytics with Domo for 2021

The annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize organizations and individuals that utilize technology to advance business and IT.

Analyst Perspective
Reltio Connects MDM in the Cloud for Business

Organizations today are working with multiple applications and systems, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and other systems, where data can easily become fragmented and

Analyst Perspective
AWS Cloud Data Platform Services Expand Workload Placement Options

Few trends have had a bigger impact on the data platforms landscape than the emergence of cloud computing. The adoption of cloud computing infrastructure as an alternative to on-premises datacenters has resulted in significant workloads being migrate

Analyst Perspective
ThoughtSpot Enables Simpler Analytics with AI and NLP

Organizations today have huge volumes of data across various cloud and on-premises systems which keep growing by the second. To derive value from this data, organizations must query the data regularly and share insights with relevant teams and depart

Analyst Perspective
Digital Business Market Agenda for 2022: Resilience and Readiness

With the announcement of Ventana Research’s 2022 Market Agenda, our expertise in Digital Business continues to advance the market need for effective investments into technology, and I will outline here the key areas of focus to provide insights to or

Benchmark Research
Analytics and Data Benchmark Research

Today’s world runs on data, so to succeed organizations must use analytics to understand, plan and improve their operations. Ventana Research is conducting benchmark research to understand how organizations apply analytics to data, producing informat

Analyst Perspective
The 2022 Market Agenda for Analytics: Enabling Actions and Effective Insights

Ventana Research recently announced its 2022 Market Agenda for Analytics, continuing the guidance we have offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from technology investments in order to improve business outcomes.

Analyst Perspective
AtScale Universal Semantic Layer Democratizes and Scales Analytics

Organizations of all sizes are dealing with exponentially increasing data volume and data sources, which creates challenges such as siloed information, increased technical complexities across various systems and slow reporting of important business m

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Analytics and Data 2022 Benchmark Research Report

Organizations analyze the data they collect in a myriad of ways, providing insights and guiding decision-making through mathematics-based metrics. The resulting information can be distributed via traditional reports, visualized in a variety of displa

Analyst Perspective
Improving the State of Analytics in Organizations

Despite all the advances organizations have made with respect to analytics, our most recent research shows the majority of the workforce in the majority of organizations are not using analytics and business intelligence (BI).

Analyst Perspective
Natural Language Processing Enables Self-service Analytics & BI

Natural language processing (NLP) is a field that combines artificial intelligence (AI), data science and linguistics that enables computers to understand, interpret and manipulate text or spoken words. NLP includes generating narratives based on a s

Analyst Perspective
Working Across the Aisle in Analytics: Involving IT and LOB

For years, maybe decades, we have heard about the struggles between IT and line-of-business functions. In this perspective, we will look at some of the data from our Analytics and Data Benchmark Research about the roles of IT and line-of-business tea

Analyst Perspective
Don’t Rely on Dashboards for Real-Time Analytics

I have written previously that the world of data and analytics will become more and more centered around real-time, streaming data. Data is created constantly and increasingly is being collected simultaneously.

Analyst Perspective
Denodo Advancing Data Virtualization in the Cloud

Organizations have been using data virtualization to collect and integrate data from various sources, and in different formats, to create a single source of truth without redundancy or overlap, thus improving and accelerating decision-making giving t

Analyst Perspective
Data and Analytics Processes: Can We Get Personal?

There is a fundamental flaw in information technology, or at least in the way it is most commonly delivered. Most technology systems are developed under the assumption that all people will use the system primarily in the same way. Sure, there are som

Analyst Perspective
Kyvos Accelerates Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Our Analytics and Data Benchmark Research finds some of the most pressing complaints about analytics and BI include difficulty integrating with other business processes and flexibility issues.

Analyst Perspective
Domo Enables Real-Time Collaboration for Analytics

Organizations are constantly trying to streamline and optimize business data to solve complex problems and identify opportunities to increase revenue and accelerate business growth.

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Semantic Models Benefit Analytical Processes

I’ve never been a fan of talking about semantic models because most of the workforce probably doesn’t understand what they are, or doesn’t recognize them by name.

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Vendors Not Covered or Recommended

  • AWS
  • Automated Insights
  • BankBI
  • Blueocean MI
  • Datameer
  • Dell
  • DriveBI
  • Esgyn
  • ESRI
  • FICO
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  • GE Digital
  • Glassbeam
  • iCharts.in
  • InetSoft Technology
  • Interana
  • Jedox
  • Jethro
  • Klipfolio
  • Narrative Science
  • Manta
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  • Predicta
  • Predixion
  • Rocket Software
  • Savi Technology
  • Software AG
  • Spago Solutions
  • VisualCue Technologies
  • Vitria
  • Yseop
  • Zementis
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